Tomato Basil Crustless Mini-Quiches

Tomato Basil Crustless Mini-Quiches
Tomato Basil Crustless Mini-Quiches
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Servings: 6
Preparation Time: 25 minutes

Preheat oven to 350° F.

Whisk eggs together in bowl with paprika, salt, pepper, and heavy cream. Add cheese, turkey, basil, and 1 tablespoon coconut oil. Pour mixture into greased muffin tins (use 1/2 tablespoon coconut oil to grease muffin tins) and then top each one with a slice of tomato.

Bake for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown and firm in the center.

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Coconut Matcha Cardamom Frappe

Coconut Matcha Cardamom Frappe
Coconut Matcha Cardamom Frappe
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Servings: 1
Preparation Time: 5 minutes

  • 8 ice cubes
  • 1/4 teaspoon cardamom powder or 4 cardamom pods cracked open, use seeds
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons raw honey
  • 1 cup coconut milk*
  • 1 teaspoon matcha powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Blend everything together until smooth. Top with whipped cream, if desired (not pictured).

Homemade Coconut Milk:

*For the freshest coconut milk make homemade coconut milk. (See video at this link.)

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Coconut Cardamom Cinnamon Refresher

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Coconut Cardamom Cinnamon Refresher
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Servings: 1
Preparation Time: 5 minutes + steeping time

  • 3 cardamom pods
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1 cup coconut milk*
  • 1/2 stick cinnamon

Crack open the cardamom pods and remove the seeds. Discard the pods.

In a small saucepan combine all ingredients, including cardamom seeds, and bring to a boil then immediately remove from heat and allow to steep for 30 minutes.

Halfway fill serving glass with ice and then strain contents of saucepan through a mesh sieve into prepared glass cup.

Discard cinnamon stick and cardamom pods.

Add a fresh stick of cinnamon to glass and enjoy. Recipe can be multiplied to serve more than one.

Note: In cooler weather, after steeping time is complete, reheat the milk and then strain into a mug and enjoy warm!

Homemade Coconut Milk:

*For the freshest coconut milk make homemade coconut milk. (See video at this link.)

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Unsweetened Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups

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Servings: 12
Preparation Time: 5 minutes + freezing time

  • 16 ounces dark chocolate cocoa, divided
  • 8 tablespoons + 4 teaspoons coconut oil, divided
  • 8 tablespoons smooth peanut butter

You’ll need a 12 cup mini muffin tin for this recipe.

On the stovetop on medium-low heat, melt 8 ounces of cocoa with 4 tablespoons of coconut oil then remove from heat. With a small spoon, evenly distribute the melted chocolate into each muffin cup. Freeze for 15 minutes.

On the stovetop on medium-low heat, melt all of the peanut butter and 4 teaspoons of coconut oil then remove from heat. Evenly pour the peanut butter mixture over the frozen chocolate in the muffin tins and then freeze this part for 15 minutes.

Melt the remaining 8 ounces of cocoa with the remaining 4 tablespoons of coconut oil; spoon the final chocolate layer over each peanut butter cup. Place the pan in the freezer for 15 more minutes, until firm, and then remove and serve.

Note: These cups can be broken into pieces and served as a topping on homemade coconut ice cream.

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Gluten Free Strawberry Shortcakes

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Gluten Free Strawberry Shortcakes
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Servings: 10
Preparation Time: 25 minutes

In a mixing bowl, combine flours, arrowroot starch, baking powder, and salt. Cut in shortening or butter until mixture is crumbly. Add in apple cider vinegar, vanilla, and honey. Slowly pour in milk until mixture forms a dough ball.

Form dough into 10 biscuits. Place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.

Bake at 375° F for about 20 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool completely.

Cut biscuits in half and place on serving dishes. Add a dollop of whipped cream and top with fresh strawberries.

*You can grind your own almond flour by placing whole almonds in a blender/food processor and blending until you get a fine meal.

*For the freshest coconut milk make homemade coconut milk. (See video at this link.)

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Almond Butter Cups

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Almond Butter Cups
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Servings: 48
Preparation Time: 10-15 minutes

  • 1 1/2 cups almond butter
  • 1 cup coconut oil, melted
  • 1/4 cup raw honey (or to taste)
  • 2 tablespoons cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/3 cups flax seed meal

Melt the coconut oil in a small saucepan over medium-heat. Remove pan from heat. Add in the almond butter and the honey. Mix thoroughly; set aside.

In a medium mixing bowl add the remaining dry ingredients and stir together. Add the almond butter mixture to the dry ingredients and combine well.

Spoon 1 tablespoon of the mixture into paper lined mini muffin tins or a silicone mold. Freeze for 30-40 minutes.

May store in refrigerator or freezer.

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Sprouted Flax and Raisin Cookies

Sprouted Flax and Raisin Cookies
Sprouted Flax and Raisin Cookies
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Servings: 20 cookies
Preparation Time: 45 minutes

  • 1 cup sprouted flax meal
  • 1 cup tapioca flour
  • 1/4 cup coconut flour
  • 1/2 cup whole cane sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 tablespoon Ceylon cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup butter or ghee, melted
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1.5 cups raisins

Preheat oven to 375° degrees.

In a large bowl, combine dry ingredients. Add in the wet ingredients and mix until well combined. Fold in the raisins.

Use a regular size cookie scoop to place batter on a greased cookie sheet. Flatten the balls slightly.

Bake about 12 minutes.

Cool cookies on a cooling rack; serve with your favorite milk beverage.

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Skillet Chicken with Jalapeño Lime Sauce for Soft Tacos

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Skillet Chicken with Jalapeño Lime Sauce for Soft Tacos
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Servings: 4 (2 soft tacos per person)
Preparation Time: 25-30 minutes

  • 6 chicken tenderloins
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup onion, diced
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 whole jalapeno pepper, grated
  • 1 cup chicken broth*
  • 1 large lime, zested and juiced
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon ground paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
  • 1/3 cup heavy cream
  • salt and pepper, to taste

Season the chicken tenderloins with salt and pepper on both sides.

On medium heat, melt coconut oil in a large skillet. Once the skillet is hot, add the chicken. Sear the chicken for approximately 5 minutes per side then remove from the skillet. Set aside.

Add onions, garlic, and grated jalapeno to the skillet. Saute for 2-3 minutes to soften. Then add the chicken broth, lime juice, lime zest, chopped cilantro, paprika, and cayenne pepper. Stir the mixture, then add the chicken breasts back to the skillet. Simmer the chicken in the sauce for 7-8 minutes, turning the chicken once or twice in this process.

Simmer the chicken in the sauce for 7-8 minutes, turning the chicken once or twice. Then stir in the heavy cream and salt and pepper to taste. Simmer another 1-2 minutes. Remove from heat and shred the chicken.

Serve shredded chicken on warm corn tortillas with sour cream, slices of lime, fresh salsa, and ripe pineapple.

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